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|worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of critical vulnerabilities in TCP/IP on Windows 2008/Vista/2003/2000 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer and denial of service attacks to be launched.|
If exploited successfully, MS09-048 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc. It could also cause the affected system to stop accepting requests and to stop responding.
This vulnerability is usually exploited by flooding a system with a high number of TCP connections or by creating specially crafted network packets and sending them to the vulnerable computer.
If you have a Windows 2008/Vista/2003/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.